Not in Hall of Fame News

Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the second revision of our top 50 Detroit Tigers of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League. 3. Playoff…
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Boston Red Sox.  The Red Sox were a charter member of the American League in 1901, first called the Boston Americans until they changed their name to the Red Sox in 1908.  Boston was the first team to win the modern World Series in 1903, and they were the dominant team of the 1910s, winning four titles in the decade. It was…
One of our favorite days our here! The Hockey Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2020, which while it usually takes place in June of 2020, the Stanley Cup is always awarded by now!  Regardless, the National Hockey League is coming back, and here are the new Hall of Famers who will watch the 2019-20 season play out. The Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020 comprises six members and is headlined by Jarome Iginla, the one former player that everyone knew would be selected.  Iginla is joined by Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, Doug Wilson, Kim St- Pierre and Ken…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB. Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA.  As such, it is news to us that the Washington Redskins will retired the number #49 of Bobby Mitchell, the team’s first black player. The timing comes one day after the statue of former Redskins’ owner, George Preston Marshall, who owned the franchise from 1932, until…
The NASCAR Hall of Fame announced today that four new members will be joining their institution. The group of three drivers and one executive is headlined by Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was chosen in his first year of eligibility.   Earnhardt Jr. is the son of racing legend, Dale Earnhardt, who is also in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Earnhardt Jr. proved that the apple did not far from the tree as he was one of the most successful drivers of his era, winning 26 races on the NASCAR Cup Series.  His signature wins included four consecutive wins at Talladega and won the…
Buckle up, buckaroo. There is a lot to take in here as the College Football Hall of Fame has announced their Finalists for the Class of 2021 Before we look at the list and the MANY people who have been nominated, let’s first look at how one becomes eligible.  1. The player in question must have been named a First Team All-American.  2. The player must have last played ten years ago.  3. The player’s outside record as a citizen is considered.  4. Players must have played their last year of college football at least 50 years ago.  5. A…
It was announced today that former professional wrestler, Johnny Walker, who performed as “Mr. Wrestling II” passed away at the age of 85. Walker debuted professionally in 1955 and was a low to mid-card wrestler until the early 1970s.  Walker was incredibly flexible for his day, and unique in his wrestling, but as he suffered from premature balding, he looked like a “jobber” and was not someone who could be pushed.  This changed in 1972 when he was repackaged as the masked “Mr. Wrestling II”, and he became a champion in the American South. Walker was now a draw, main eventing in…
While baseball is in a struggle between labor and management as to whether or not there will be a 2020 season, we know now that Denard Span won’t be a part of any 2020 campaign regardless. Span, who did not play in 2019, announced that he is officially retired due to what he considered unimpressive offers from Major League teams.   The Outfielder made his Major League debut in 2008 with the Minnesota Twins, where he played five seasons, peaking on 2009, where he led the American League in Triples (10) with a .311 Batting Average.  Span would later play for Washington,…

RIP: Ken Riley

One of the greatest players in the history of the Cincinnati Bengals passed away today, as it was announced that Ken Riley died at the age of 72.   Playing collegiately at Florida A&M, the Bengals selected the then Quarterback in the Sixth Round of the 1969 Draft.  The Bengals management converted him to Cornerback, where he would become the most prolific Defensive Back in franchise history. Riley played his entire pro career with the Bengals, accumulating 65 Interceptions with five Touchdowns over 207 Games.   Despite his high amount of Interceptions, Riley was never voted on to a Pro Bowl team. He would…

RIP: Wes Unseld

The sad days keep on coming. In a statement from his family, it was announced that Wes Unseld passed away at the age of 74.  According to his family, he had battling health issues for some time, namely pneumonia.   A two-time All-American at Louisville, Unseld was drafted by the then Baltimore Bullets with the second overall pick in 1968.  He played his entire career with the team, as they moved from Baltimore to Washington, and the Center was the unquestioned leader of the team during his tenure. A five-time All-Star, Undeld was the Rookie of the Year, and was the MVP the…